Recent Stories on Sparks

November 20, 2014

SHAPE (Sexual Health Advocacy through Peer Education) strives to create an environment in which students at the MET school in Providence can engage in open and honest discussion about sexuality and sexual health. This year’s Community Fellows for the program are Marlees West ‘15 and Emily Westgate ‘16. Marlees is a Senior concentrating in Psychology with a focus in education. Marlees has coordinated the Peer Education Program for the past two years and taught in the classroom the year before. Emily is a Junior studying Public Health and currently coordinates SHAPE 1 & 2; she also taught in the classroom for a year. 

Marlees West ‘15 and Emily Westgate ‘16
November 18, 2014

 Taylor Viggiano is a sophomore pursuing an independent concentration centered around nutrition and food’s ability to act as medicine within the body. She is a participant in this year’s TRILab course on Healthy Food Access.

Taylor Viggiano '17
November 14, 2014

When he’s not playing folk music at Hasbro hospital, leading outdoor education programs or working towards his degree in Environmental Toxicology, Jeremy Wortzel ​is fighting housing inequities with the Healthy Housing Hub at Brown​.​ Since its genesis ​in 2012​, the Hub has worked with over 62 students at seven universities to create wikihousing.org (coming soon!) - a website that ​houses over 900 pages of invaluable​ research for policy makers and civil servants interested in creating safe and healthy homes.

Sophie McKibben '16, Storyteller for Good
November 13, 2014

Alexis Berry is a participant in the Swearer Center's TRI-Lab on Healthy Food Access in Rhode Island, through which she educates people with type 2 diabetes on eating vegetable-based meals that meet their medical dietary restrictions. 

Alexis Berry '17
November 10, 2014
Swearer Center
November 6, 2014

Jana Foxe '16 studies International and Comparative Politics at Brown, and is a participant in the TRI-Lab research seminar on Healthy Food Access.

Jana Foxe '16
November 6, 2014

The Outdoor Leadership Environmental Education Program (OLEEP) is a partnership between Brown University and the MET High School that started in 1997. Through small group mentoring, weekly environmental science workshops in the school and community, and camping and backpacking trips, the program works to develop leadership skills and a community in which Brown and MET students can learn from each other.

Abigail Plummer ‘15 and Jasmine McAdams ‘16
November 2, 2014

Nina Schield '17 is one of the coordinators for the Swearer Classroom Program, in which Brown students go into William D’Abate Elementary School to tutor kindergarten through fifth graders in reading.

Nina Schield
October 27, 2014
"A changemaker is a risk taker who looks constantly through a lens of opportunity."
Swearer Center
October 27, 2014

Molly Sandstrom '17 is a Community Fellow for the MET Family Literacy Program.

Molly Sandstrom
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